A 10-year-old boy was critically injured when the driver of a car he was in drove through a red light, smashing the car into a van, two trees and a fence near the United Center on the West Side this morning, police said.
Leanne Zakes, 32, of the 5800 block of Lynwood Drive, was cited for disregarding a solid red signal and damage to property belonging to the United Center, said Officer Jose Estrada, a spokesman for the Chicago Police.
At 7:45 a.m., Zakes was behind the wheel of a 4-door Lexus and was heading south on Damen Avenue when she drove through the light at Madison Street and collided with a Ford Van that was eastbound on Madison, said Estrada.
“The collision caused the Ford to roll over and the Lexus to hit two trees and a fence on United Center property,’’ Estrada said.
Zakes’ passenger, a 10-year-old boy, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition while she was in good condition also at Stroger.
The van’s driver, a 54-year-old man, was taken to Rush University Medical Center but had been released as of this afternoon, the officer said.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun